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Medical Term:

present

Pronunciation: pre-zent'

Definition:

  1. To precede or appear first at the os uteri, said of the part of the fetus first felt during examination.
  2. To appear for examination or treatment, said of a patient.

[L. praesens (-sent-), pres. p. of prae-sum, to be before, be at hand]

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